Cobudget is a tool that our community uses for collaborative and transparent resource allocation.
Any active OuiShare member can get access, propose and comment on project ideas, and fund activities they would like to support.
Cobudget is a simple tool based on the concepts of "buckets", which represent budget lines or mini-projects. The tools makes it easy for groups to crowdsource ideas for buckets and then fund them together.
We are using our main Cobudget group to fund any projects that contribute to Ouishare’s misison as a non-profit and growing our commons, such as:
Community activities, shared resources and infrastructure
Content production and events that are publicly available
Early stage projects & prototypes to develop our work and the organization
Buckets that are not aligned with Ouishare's mission and values and do not advance its purpose as a non-profit.
Any one who would like can join our Cobudget group. Get access to the OuiShare Cobudget by asking a Connector or member you are in touch with.
If you are already a Connector, you should already have been added to our cobudget group.
Funds enter Cobudget through donation of personal funds. In many cases, people choose to give back a % of income made through a Ouishare project.
You can add funds to your account by making a donation to the Ouishare Non-Profit in France via the dedicated HelloAsso page. You can make one-time or recurring donations via Helloasso and will receive a receipt for your contribution. To be able to provide more flexibility to the community in what is funded through Cobudget, these contributions are no longer tax deductible.
Then the funds you contributed will automatically go back to your account. You can then allocate them to another bucket of your choice, any time you like.
Once your bucket has been funded, the Ouishare administrator will get in touch with you to get your bank details. You will then receive the funds as a donation (a Grant) from Ouishare Association in France.
To see an overview of all administrative procedures, check out this map.